The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd August 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd August 2021

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  1. Inundate (verb)

Meaning: overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with. (पाट देना)

Synonyms: overwhelm, overpower, overburden

Sentence: We’ve been inundated with complaints from listeners.

  1. Endurance (noun)

Meaning: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. (धैर्य)

Synonyms: toleration, bearing, tolerance

Antonyms: surcease, termination, abridgment

Sentence: She was close to the limit of her endurance.

  1. Aggrieved (adj.)

Meaning: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated. (पीड़ित)

Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant

Antonyms: gratified, pleased, satisfied

Sentence: He felt aggrieved at not being chosen for the team.

  1. Agile (adj.)

Meaning: able to move quickly and easily. (चुस्त)

Synonyms: lithe, nimble, spry

Antonyms: clumsy, gawky, graceless

Sentence: She is such an agile dancer!

  1. Parsimony (noun)

Meaning: extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. (बचत)

Synonyms: meanness, miserliness, parsimoniousness

Antonyms: diseconomy, wastefulness, lavishness

Sentence: Due to official parsimony only one machine was built.

  1. Monotonous (adj.)

Meaning: dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest. (नीरस)

Synonyms: tedious, boring, dull

Antonyms: engaging, engrossing, gripping

Sentence: The music became monotonous after a while.

  1. Allay (verb)

Meaning: diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry). (कम करना)

Synonyms: reduce, diminish, decrease

Antonyms: intensify, increase

Sentence: The government is keen to allay the public’s fears.

  1. Proactive (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened. (सक्रिय)

Synonyms: enterprising, take-charge, energetic

Antonyms: sluggish, anergic, inoperable

Sentence: Companies are going to have to be more proactive about environmental management.

  1. Plight (noun)

Meaning: a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation. (दुर्दशा)

Synonyms: predicament, trouble, unfortunate situation

Antonyms: boon, blessing, good fortune

Sentence: The plight of starving people is too awful to think about.

  1. Sordid (adj.)

Meaning: involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. (घिनौना)

Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy

Antonyms: clean, unstained, tidy

Sentence: The whole sordid affair came out in the press.

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